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Appeal for witnesses following Asian gold burglaries – Wokingham

News   •   Jun 28, 2019 08:34 BST

Thames Valley Police is appealing for witnesses following five recent burglaries where Asian gold has been stolen in the Winnersh and Woodley areas.  

The incidents, which are believed to be linked, all took place between Wednesday 12 June and Tuesday (25/6).

The first incident occurred on 12 June sometime between 7am and 5.30pm in Sonning Meadows, Woodley.

The second incident took place on 15 June around 9.50pm in Danywern Drive, Winnersh.

The third incident took place on 20 June around 12.30pm in Delane Drive, Winnersh.

The fourth incident occurred on 24 June sometime between 7.15am and 5.45pm on Henley Road, Winnersh.

The fifth incident took place on Reading Road, Winnersh, sometime between 5pm on Monday (24/6) and 7am on Tuesday (25/6).

On each occasion the offenders forced entry to the rear of the properties and are believed to be travelling in a black Vauxhall Astra with roof bars and a black Renault Kadjar.

Investigating officer, Detective Sergeant Terry Dixon based at the Loddon Valley Investigation Hub, said: “I am appealing for any witnesses who may have seen or heard anything unusual around the time of these incidents to come forward.

“Anyone with information should report the details on the Thames Valley Police website quoting reference 43190191021. Alternatively, you can call the non-emergency telephone number, 101, or contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”

Crime Prevention advice

Residents can take steps to protect their property as follows:

  • Store all high value jewellery in a hidden safe.

  • You should be discrete when wearing expensive jewellery out in public.

  • Be cautious about showing any valuable items in pictures on social media.

  • Ensure that your jewellery is adequately insured.

  • Photograph each piece of jewellery being worn to prove that it belongs to you.

For more advice on protecting your home and belongings, please visit the Thames Valley Police website here: https://www.thamesvalley.police.uk/cp/crime-prevention/residential-burglary/

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